Tuesday, April 3, 2012

grave post #14


I have no grave stories this time. (last week's effort exhausted me!)
Instead, I am combining ABC Wednesday and Taphophile Tragics and showing St Luke's Church, the oldest church in Burlington, and its accompanying oldest graveyard.


The top photo is the front view of the church, from Elgin St with the right one showing the back, from Ontario St.

I have a found a replacement for Picnik, called PicMonkey and was playing around with their new effects. Above is something called 'intrepid' with the second being a 'daguerrotype - plumbe'.









The graves are in a seemingly haphazard fashion, some perilously close to the building.


For an added L, I include this marker for the Lowe family.
On this side it reads,

Edward R Lowe died June 1st, 1888 aged 15 years 

with I assume his sister below


Barbara L Lowe died May 29th, 1902 aged 25 years. 

There were more names on the other side, but it was difficult to get a good shot, so I will have to try again.

24 comments:

  1. That is a very pretty church, the brick chimney is almost a memorial in itself! The graves do seem to be placed rather randomly.

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  2. Lovely old church and a very romantic looking churchyard.

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  3. Thanks for the pretty photos and letting us know about PicMonkey. I have bookmarked their website ready for use.

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  4. Love that church design. Cemeteries are fascinating, esp old church ones.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. Great effects on the photos...I will have to check out Picmonkey, I found one called Pixlr, its simple and easy to use also. Love that church with the red door.

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  6. This church would look perfectly comfortable in a small village! I never seem to branch out form the main municipal cemetery in Hamilton and seek out church cemeteries.

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  7. A wonderful looking old church and a great history- lovely post.

    Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  8. Such a beautiful church. And great photos!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. That looks a really lovely church - but to me it looks spanking new! Obviously it has been kept in good order, but even the graveyard looks clean and new!

    Lovely photos, you take such interesting ones!

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    1. I think it might be the exceptionally bright sunshine on the siding of the church that makes it look new (I am 100% positive the aluminum siding is not original!) and a closer look at the graveyard would give a very different impression.

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  10. Elgin St : I WAS THINKING AS i SEE YOUR CHURCH, THAT THIS LOOKS LIKE nEW zEALAND. tHEN i READ Elgin St , I used to live next to a street with this name. (sorry about the capitals)

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  11. Here in Australia we do not have church architecture anything like this. I find it enchanting in its small town village style. I do not even mind that the tombstones are haphazard or too close to the walls of the church. It seems to suit the area.

    I am intruiged by your use of post-processing. all that is a bit beyond me.

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  12. I love to visit old cemeteries, we visited one years ago and the stone was tall and all it said was "Annie died"--no dates or anything else. The church building is beautiful and what a lovely setting.
    Ann

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  13. The lack of rows in the graveyard do seem at odds with tradition, doesn't it. Yet both the church and graveyard have a charm. There must be a sad story to the two dying so young.

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  14. Its a pretty little church, haphazard graves are so photogenic.

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  15. I have been enjoying your Canadian sense of humour here...and there is something about your shots of the church that show such creative composition..the grave one is my fav.

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  16. the church looks cute.
    and do i see a blossom tree?

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    1. there are early blooming magnolias as well as a cherry blossom tree.

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  17. It always makes me sad to see children's graves.

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  18. What a lovely little church!

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  19. Great shots. It is really so very much fun to explore old graveyards like that. You have done a nice job of giving us a random sample. Thank you. I am off to look into Pikmonkey

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  20. Lovely shots.

    PS: Alley is used more for cities where it describes a narrow passage between buildings, where strictly speaking a lane is more descriptive of a narrow path in the countryside. The distinction is somewhat lost nowadays and one may speak of "lanes" in cities.

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